When does our view identify a movement, an attitude or a body as typically male or female? - this question is asked by Doris Stelzer in her new performance “gender jungle – wo/man“, in which the staging and reality (?) of feminity is juxtaposed with masculinity. In the gender-stereotype-cocktail the female cliché meets the male body and vice versa. After shaking, stirring and mixing to deconstruct stereotypical behaviour “restudied bodies” attempts to answer the question: what is common, what is inbetween - or - what is left apart from the normative binary conception of gender? Is there such a thing as an „unoccupied“ body?
Doris Stelzer’s work (choreographer and biotechnologist) focuses on the representation of bodies and their appearance in different media. Stereotypes and attributed roles are analyzed, questioned and transformed into movement-statements. gender jungle – wo/man is based on the research called restudied bodies – wo/man worked on during an residency at ImPulsTanz in summer 2009.
Concept: Choreography Doris Stelzer (A)
Performance: Choreography Lieve De Pourcq (BE/A), Ondřej Vidlář (CZ/BE), Gabriel Schenker (BR/BE)
Soundconcept: Liveelectronics Mariella Greil (A/UK), Werner Möbius (A/UK)
Lightdesign: Tom Barcal (A)
Theoretical Input: Astrid Peterle
Production: Management Stefanie Fischer, Nora Dorogan
Thanks to ImPulsTanz, ttp WUK, WorkSpace Brussels
Support Cultural Section of the City of Vienna and the Art Section of the Federal Chancellery of Austria
Coproduction Jardin D´Europe Coproduction with support of the European Commission - Education and Culture DG
NOTE: restudied bodies - wo/man became gender jungle - wo/man!
Preview showing: Working Title Festival / December 2009 / Brussels
Preview Performance / Jardin d´Europe Selection / www.workspacebrussels.be
Premiere: Tanzquartier Wien / January 14 and 16, 2010, www.tqw.at
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt
April 7, 8 and 9, 2011, 9pm
Ciało/Umysł / September 25, 2010 / Warsaw, PL
9. International Contemporary Dance Festival
Stary Browar / September 27, 2010 / Poznań, PL
Aerowaves - The Place / May 16, 2010 / London
Something Happening - Session 4
Something RAW / February 6, 2010 / Amsterdam